Jacdor Pre-School is flushed with success

Staff at Jacdor Pre-School check out the colourful new toilets
Staff at Jacdor Pre-School check out the colourful new toilets
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A Coningsby based Pre-School is looking forward to an increasingly successful future after a major boost to its facilities.

A new toilet block was officially opened last Friday at Jacdor Community Pre School.

It is the latest in a long line of positives for the school which was battling for survival a couple of years ago.

The £48,000 improvement project was funded by a grant from the Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC) scheme.

It specifically provides funding for groups and organisations which have close ties with service units.

Jacdor was particularly well placed - given the school’s strong links with RAF Coningsby and the neighbouring Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Representatives from RAF Coningsby attended the opening along with East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Coningsby Town Council.

Jacdor committee chairman Marilyn Hawkins thanked everyone who had been instrumental in securing the all-important funding.

Her husband and committee secretary Mo then outlined the grant application process - and the work that had taken place.

He said phase one had involved replacing a heating oil tank and re-siting it further away from the school building.

That created the space for the new toilet block. A new exit door had also been fitted with financial help from ELDC and the County Council.

RAF Coningsby’s Community Relations Officer Lou Henderson cut the official ribbon.

She said how pleased she was to receive the funding application from Jacdor, which as far as RAF Coningsby was concerned, “ticked all the right boxes.”

A final decision on the application was made by an AFCC panel. Mo Hawkins went on to make a presentation about future improvements planned at the school, including a new cloakroom.